Weekly Link Roundup 04/04/2012
- Researchers Use Novel Methods to Uncover Gene Mutations for [Rheumatoid Arthritis]— A new study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers found that variation in hundreds of locations throughout the genome might explain 20% of Rheumatoid Arthritis risk, after excluding all known genetic risk factors.
- People With Multiple Chronic Illnesses Have Trouble Coordinating Care— A new study finds that those who suffer from multiple chronic illness, especially young individuals, report difficulty with care coordination.
- Method for Clearing Cellular Debris Provides New Targets for Lupus Treatment— a study released in February reports that an enzyme known to help keep a woman’s immune system from attacking a fetus also aids in blocking development autoimmune diseases that target healthy tissues, such as DNA or joints.
- Sustained Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission Uncommon in Clinical Practice — A study that reports what a large majority of RA patients already know: remission is hard to come by and difficult to define. Of the 871 patients surveyed and 394 of which who were in remission, less than 50 of subjects remained in remission one year later, and the median remission “survival time” was only one year.
Blog of the Week: MagicFaux. Not a chronic illness/autoimmune-related blog, but with my recent surge of creativity I figured I would share with you one of my favourite art tumblrs.